Linux In The Shell aims to explore the use of many commands a user can run in the Bash Shell. Tutorials include a write up with examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component to demonstrate the usage of the command.
The website is http://www.linuxintheshell.com/
Today it's the turn of the ln command. The rest of the shownotes and video can be found at
http://www.linuxintheshell.com/2012/11/20/episode-018-ln-command/ The ln command is used to create a link between an existing file and a destination, typically newly created, file. Some operating systems may all this creating a short-cut. Recall that Linux treats everything like a file, thus you can create links to files, directories, or even devices.
There are two types of links:
Hard Links: A hard like is a connection where two files share the same inode.
Symbolic Links: A symbolic link is a special file that refers to a different file.
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